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Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

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MJ Hatfield, Contributing Editor
Full name:
MJ Hatfield
I'm not very timely, but if anyone wants any specimens, especially for a long term collection or research, please contact me.
City, state, country:
100 Acre Wood, NE Iowa

I'm a retired UPS driver who discovered insects by way of native plants.
Three of the sites where I look for insects.
Plymouth Rock:
Red Oak Prairie
(view from) 100 Acre Wood

Iowa Insects Mailing List sponsored by the University of Iowa and supported by the Iowa Native Plant Society
Insect rearing and their life cycles:
an enthusiastic supporter of Day of Insects

I have much to learn. Many thanks to all of you.

"Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find." State of Wonder by Ann Patchett